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Meet the Deans

Mary-Ellen Boyle

Mary-Ellen Boyle

Interim Associate Provost and Interim Dean of the College

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Mary-Ellen Boyle is interim associate provost, interim dean of the college, and associate professor of management at Clark University. She previously served as dean of the college and associate provost from 2012 to 2015.

Boyle has taught courses on Responsible Management in the Global Economy and The Art and Science of Management.

Her research interests include organizational and social change, especially with regard to liberal education, corporate citizenship, university-community partnerships, and the arts; resilience; and collaboration.

Boyle was appointed to the Fulbright Specialist Roster for 2015-2022, with an area of expertise in higher education. She was assigned to Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 2016. In 2022, she was awarded a Leir Luxembourg Program grant for a mini-conference on “The Scholarship of Global Liberal Education: Establishing an Engaged Research Agenda.” She was named Best Faculty Member in the School of Management for 2018-2019.

Anne Harrington

Anne Harrington

Associate Dean for Academic Enhancement

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I assist the institution in determining data collection needs and making recommendations for programs that support student success and retention. I collaborate with campus partners to support curricular and advising initiatives.

Jennifer Plante

Jennifer Plante

Associate Dean of Academic Services

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Jennifer Plante has been working at Clark since 2000, and has been the director of the Writing Center and Writing Program since 2006. She has taught a variety of courses, including Expository Writing, Queer Horror, Writing: The Beats (a course that studies texts from Beat Generation writers), and has taught continuing education courses in both literature and film.

Plante comes to this position with a lengthy history in the Worcester area. She graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a degree in humanities; after working as a technical writer in the area, Jennifer decided to pursue a graduate degree in English from Clark University.

Contact Information

Dean of the College

  • Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center
    Room 229
    950 Main St.
    Worcester, MA 01610

Office Hours
  • To schedule an appointment with the Dean, please call 1-508-793-7671.